Definition of affection
- She had a deep affection for her parents.
- shape and weight are affections of bodies
She has deep affection for her parents.
He shows great affection for his grandchildren.
feelings of love and affection
He now looks back on those years with great affection.
She developed a deep affection for that country and its people.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'affection.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
What made you want to look up affection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).